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Linux WIFI Card

Abiodun Adisa
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Joined: Jan 17, 2002
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Hello Does anyone know of a Linux Compatible Wifi Card and which Linux Distribution is Capable of recognizing WIFI devices. I installed Enterprise Linux 4 on a Laptop Which came preinstalled with a Wifi Device but i could not get the Device to work
Avinash Rawana
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Joined: Feb 22, 2006
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It isn't the distro that determines if your card will be capable of working.

You want to figure out what chipset it has by doing `lspci` and finding the chipset. After that google the chipset.

Personally, I recommend the RT25xx chipsets because they seem work well even in 64-bit. Make sure you have wireless-tools and the like installed because you'll need them in conjuction with ifconfig.



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